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Exploring The Large Magellanic Cloud

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2008-05-20T23:33:55.000Z
Topic:
Astronomy
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology
Video Title:
Exploring The Large Magellanic Cloud
Description:
The Large Magellanic Cloud, known as the LMC, is a nearby satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. At a distance of around 160,000 light-years, the LMC is the third closest galaxy to us. But the LMC is more than just a nice little sidekick.
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5,288
Video Duration:
6 min 33 sec
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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GPS Receiver for Egyptian Army

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
receiver: 5 in x 8 3/4 in x 2 in; 12.7 cm x 22.225 cm x 5.08 cm
bracket and mount: 8 in x 6 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 20.32 cm x 15.875 cm x 6.0325 cm
mount only: 6 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 13.97 cm x 6.0325 cm
bracket base: 10 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 26.67 cm x 21.59 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Date made:
1992
Subject:
American Enterprise
Communications
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.07
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.07
Description (Brief):
The Global Positioning System (GPS) consists of a network of orbiting satellites that transmit special time signals. GPS receivers detect the signals from several satellites and calculate the user’s position with high precision. While many civilian uses have been developed, the system originated as a tool for the U.S. military. Other nations also adopted GPS for military use as seen on this 1992 model 1000M5 receiver. The buttons are labeled in Arabic for use by the Egyptian Army.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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328 21874 - Indians on the Straits of Magellan near Punta Arenas Chile

Format:
Stereocard
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
3.5 x 6.5 in.
Culture/People:
Selk'nam (Ona),Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)
Place:
Near Punta Arenas; Estrecho de Magallanes (Strait of Magellan); Punta Arenas; Magallanes Province; Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Region XII; Chile
Site Name:
Estrecho de Magallanes (Strait of Magellan)
Date Created:
circa 1920
Catalog Number:
P23266
Collection History:
The Keystone View Company of Meadville, Pennsylvania, published and distributed lantern slides and stereographs for personal and educational use; in the 1920s, they were the single largest publisher of these items and their inventory included many images of Native people. No other collection history information available.
Description:
Group of men, women and children seated outdoors with corrugated metal structures behind them. Some are wrapped in blankets; some wear guanaco hides
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Photographic Collections
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Magellan ?, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown
Subject:
Magellan
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Virginia State Library 11th and Capitol Streets Richmond Virginia 23219
Topic:
Portrait male
Control number:
IAP 61290116
Notes:
Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, V. Xiii, Nos. 1,2, 1920.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Scientific results of explorations by the U. S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross. No. II.?Birds collected on the Island of Santa Lucia, West Indies, the Abrolhos Islands, Brazil, and at the Straits of Magellan, in 1887-'88

Author:
Ridgway, Robert
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1890
Topic:
Natural History
Citation:
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 12(768): 129-139.
Doi:
10.5479/si.00963801.768.129
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Scientific results of explorations by the U. S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross. No, X, ?On certain Mesozoic fossils from the Islands of St. Paul's and St. Peter's, in the Straits of Magellan

Author:
White, Charles A.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1890
Topic:
Natural History
Citation:
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 13(793): 13-14, 2 pls..
Doi:
10.5479/si.00963801.13-793.13
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Scientific results of explorations by the U. S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross. No. XIII.?Catalogue of skeletons of birds collected at the Abrolhos Islands, Brazil, the Straits of Magellan, and the Galapagos Islands, in 1887-'88

Author:
Lucas, Frederic A.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1890
Topic:
Natural History
Citation:
Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 13(798): 127-130.
Doi:
10.5479/si.00963801.798.127
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Magellan

Artist:
James E. Allen, born Louisiana, MO 1894-died Larchmont, NY 1964
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 14 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (36.2 x 25.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1939
Topic:
Landscape\water
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the family of James E. Allen
Object number:
1972.74.47
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Ferdinand Magellan

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Copy after:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Ferdinand Magellan, c. 1480 - 1521
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
72 x 61cm (28 3/8 x 24")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1848
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat
Printed Material\Document\Scroll
Ferdinand Magellan: Natural Resources\Explorer
Portrait
Credit Line:
Current Owner: Museo Naval
Website: www.armada.mde.es
Object number:
646 MN
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
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A voyage of discovery to the strait of Magellan: with an account of the manners and customs of the inhabitants; and of the natural productions of Patagonia. Undertaken, by order of the King of Spain, by Admiral Don A. de Cordova ... Translated from the Spanish

Author:
Vargas Ponce, José 1760-1821
Córdoba, Antonio de ca. 1740-1811
Alcalá-Galiano, Dionisio 1760-1805
Belmonte, Alejandro
Physical description:
viii, 104 p. front. (port.) fold. map. 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Magellan, Strait of
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Spain
Date:
1820
[1820?]
Topic:
Description and travel
Exploring expeditions
Call number:
F3191 .V29 E1820
F3191.V29 E1820
Notes:
Compiled from the journals of Dionisio Alcalá Galiano and Alejandro Belmonte, lieutenants of Córdoba. cf. p. 2.
A translation of parts of the author's "Relacion del último viage al estrecho de Magallanes de la fragata de S.M. Santa María de la Cabeza en los años de 1785 y 1786," pub. anonymously at Madrid, 1788.
The present translation is included in Sir Richard Phillips' New voyages and travels [3rd series] London, 1819-23, v. 2.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Magellan, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, Charles Wilson
Subject:
Magellan
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male
Occupation--Other--Explorer
Control number:
AECI 02210003
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 3
Catalogue of the National Portrait and Historical Gallery, Illustrative of American History. Formerly belonging to Peale's Museum, Philadelphia, now exhibiting at Independence Hall, on Fourth Street, between Walnut and Vine, Cincinnati. Incorporated by Act of General Assembly. Cincinnati: Gazette Company Print. 1852.
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
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Ferdinand Magellan, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (copy after)
Subject:
Magellan, Ferdinand
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male
Occupation--Other--Explorer
Control number:
AECI 00020013
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 17 (Sale info: To Be Auctioned).
Nos. 17, 18, 19 and 20 were copied from originals in the Florence Gallery of Medicis, for T. Jefferson. [P. 4; see entries 00020013, 00020014, 00020015, and 00020016 for the four copies.]
Catalogue of Valuable Oil Paintings, many of them by the Old Masters, and all Choice Pictures, being the Collection of the late President Jefferson. To be sold at auction, on Friday, July 19, at Mr. Harding's Gallery, School St. Sale to Commence at 10 o'clock. J.L. Cunningham, Auctioneer. This catalogue admits the purchaser to the Exhibition and Sale. (Price 12 1/2 Cents.) J.E. Winckley & Co., Printers, No. 14 Water Street.
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
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Ferdinand Magellan, (painting)

Painter:
Peale, Charles Willson 1741-1827
Subject:
Magellan, Ferdinand
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings-Copy
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Date:
1816
Topic:
Portrait male
Control number:
IAP 81480495
Notes:
Sellers, Charles Coleman, "Portraits and miniatures by Charles Willson Peale," (Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, new ser., vol. 42, pt. 1) Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1952, No.536.
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Magellan "NAV 1000" Hand-Held GPS Receiver

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
metal (part: material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 8 3/4 in x 2 in; 12.7 cm x 22.225 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Date made:
1988
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from Gary Barta
ID Number:
2010.0118.01
Accession number:
2010.0118
Catalog number:
2010.0118.01
Description:
The Magellan Corporation, founded in 1986, worked to develop a handheld, battery-powered GPS receiver for the civilian market. Launched in 1988, the NAV 1000 was the first hand-held receiver introduced to the consumer market. Magellan anticipated that people would use these devices for hiking, boating and other recreational purposes.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Magellan Developmental Breadboard for GPS Receiver

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 23 in x 5 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 58.42 cm x 13.335 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system component
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.01
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.01
Description:
The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest handheld GPS units for civilian use. In 1986 company engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups. This is the earliest “breadboard” receiver. Together with a keyboard (2010.0154.02) and power supply (2010.0154.03), this object was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing the first civilian GPS receivers.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Magellan Developmental Power Supply for GPS Receiver

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 7/8 in x 10 1/4 in x 4 in; 7.3025 cm x 26.035 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
power supply
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.03
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.03
Description:
The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest handheld GPS units for civilian use. In 1986 company engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups. This is the earliest power supply unit. Together with a "breadboard" receiver (2010.0154.01) and a keyboard (2010.0154.02), this object was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing the first civilian GPS receiver.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Les cahiers Magellanes

Publication consacrés aux Longicornes
Author:
Magellanes (Association : France)
Physical description:
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Classification
Date:
2000
Topic:
Beetles
Notes:
Each no. also has a distinctive title.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Magellan Developmental Display Screen and Keyboard for GPS Receiver

Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 35.8775 cm x 11.43 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system component
Subject:
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Credit Line:
from MITAC Digital Corporation through Michael Williams
ID Number:
2010.0154.02
Accession number:
2010.0154
Catalog number:
2010.0154.02
Description:
The Magellan Systems Corporation produced some of the earliest handheld GPS units for civilian use. In 1986 company engineers began experimenting with electronic mockups. This is the earliest keyboard. Together with the "breadboard" (2010.0154.01) and power supply (2010.0154.03), this object was used to test circuitry and components at Magellan while developing the first civilian GPS receiver.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Magellan and the radar mapping of Venus / Gregory Vogt

Author:
Vogt, Gregory
Subject:
Magellan (Spacecraft)
Physical description:
112 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Venus (Planet)
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Radar in astronomy
Exploration
Summary:
Describes the mission of Magellan, the interplanetary spacecraft designed to permit detailed radar mapping of the surface of Venus.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Halymenia durvillaei

Biogeographical Region:
Indo-West Pacific
Collector:
-- Magellan
Place:
Sabangkot, Semporna District, Sabah, Malaysia, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
8 Jul 1979
Taxonomy:
Protista Rhodophyta Cryptonemiales Cryptonemiaceae
Published Name:
Halymenia durvillaei
Barcode:
00682647
USNM Number:
208158
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
13 Dec 2006
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Algae
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
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